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Excerpt from Memorials of St. Pauls CathedralWhen I was asked to write a book about St. Pauls which might bring its history and life before the people, I naturally hesitated- partly from the greatness of the subject and the importance of theMoreExcerpt from Memorials of St. Pauls CathedralWhen I was asked to write a book about St. Pauls which might bring its history and life before the people, I naturally hesitated- partly from the greatness of the subject and the importance of the enterprise, and partly because the ground had been so thoroughly traversed by Dean Milman in his Annals. At St. Pauls, whenever we think of its long and wonderful career, our minds naturally turn to the luminous writings of our own historian. But Milmans work was published in 1868, and the whole development of the modern popular life of St. Pauls has been since that date. The book is also out of print, and the copyright has expired. Feeling that it would be impossible to give the story of the earlier centuries of St. Pauls without taking advantage of the abundant stores set out in stately style and with masterly treatment by the historian of Latin Christianity and of the Jews, I wrote to Mr. John Murray, and asked his permission to quote from the Annals, which he very kindly granted. Those who are familiar with that admirable work will see that, to compare small things with great, Milman has been to me as Virgil to Dante. It would be absurd to suppose that my performance could by any be regarded as a rival to the accomplished historians- so I have nothing to do but to express sincerely and gratefully my unbounded obligations.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.